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Do I pay for Oracle Software Development licensing?

I have recently been getting questions from clients and people counseling clients about licensing their development and non-production environment. Recently, a Miro retainer client hired IBM to do some consulting work for them in a development/non-production environment. IBM told the

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What is Oracle Partitioning Option and why would I need it when I already own Oracle Database Enterprise Edition?

Oracle Partitioning Option is a separately licensed option of Oracle Database that is only available with the Enterprise Edition of Oracle Database. The Partitioning option for Oracle Database 11g offers the widest array of partitioning methods available, including interval, reference, list, and range.

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Technically Speaking, Your Oracle Licensing is Out of Compliance!

It is very important that Oracle users do not judge their state of license compliance from Oracle White Papers. Oracle White Papers are technical documents created by Oracle folks that are not licensing people. It is very common to find

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Similarities between Oracle and IBM CPU-based licensing

Is it still the same after Oracle has purchased Sun? One of the first things I noticed after the similarity between IBM and Oracle’s CPU-based software licensing – both base the licensing on cores – I noticed Oracle skews their software core factor table to favor Sun hardware. IBM doesn’t reduce the software licensing if a client runs their software on an IBM box.

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